Fire Gnomes Review
Some slot themes get all the attention and rightly or wrongly, gnomes don't seem to land under the spotlight all that often. Personally, we think they are a fun and cute way to present a game, but not everyone will share the same opinion!
Crazy Tooth Studios has managed to keep this slot on the right side of the sanity line and hasn’t gone too weird and wonderful with the concept. And while the format in which the features and modifiers are presented does seem a little over-complicated, you can relax knowing that it just takes a little getting used to.
As you may or may not have imagined, these fire-loving gnomes live in a toadstool. Well, where else would they live? This little village of homely fungi is colourful and creative and not something you come across very often. We loved the little lights on in the windows and presumably, our favourite little pocket-sized arsonists are busy preparing the next batch of explosives in their bedrooms.
There is a lot to like about this fun, cartoon vibe and the soundtrack helps create this strange feeling that something exciting is about to happen. It is possible to enjoy Fire Gnomes on a variety of different devices and even mobiles are an option.
Not many slots go for the 4x5 format but Fire Gnomes uses it well to incorporate the shelves that present modifiers and cash sums. And this format runs through into the free spins bonus, which doesn't feel like a regular free spins game at all. It's a different take on the whole multiplying cash sums scenario and we have to say it's quite refreshing to see a studio thinking outside the box. The modifiers could have, perhaps, been a little more inventive but they certainly do a job and can produce some decent wins along the way.
These fiery little characters can bring you a very respectable 6,787x max win and this comes with medium-high volatility. You should see some fairly regular wins and it's possible that the big ones will appear from time to time. The 96.18% RTP is fair enough and just above average.
After the initial confusion about how the buildup symbols work, we soon started to get into our stride with Fire Gnomes and it felt simple enough. Multipliers and Wild Multipliers are nothing new; however, the way in which Crazy Tooth Studios has brought it all together is pretty clever and deserves some recognition. They could have taken the idea further and perhaps this will be a good excuse to produce a sequel and expand upon this original concept.